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"In General Assembly Oct. 12, 1801. Read and referred to the Committee on the Petition of Daniel Cameron.

Att. JAS. ELLIOT Clerk.And the same being read, Resolved, To concur therein.

The Petitions of William Fuller, Enos Kellogg and Samuel Scott, praying for acts to suspend civil prosecutions against them for certain times therein mentioned, were sent up from the house of Representatives with this order on each :

“In General Assembly Oct. 12, 1801. Read and referred to the Committee on the Petition of Daniel Cameron.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk.And the same being read, Resolved, To concur in the reference of the house thereon respectively.

The Petition of Jacob Bayley, Jesse Leavensworth and their associates praying that the Charter of Danville may be declared null, and that the Governor may be directed to issue a new one conformably to the true intent and meaning of the original Grant, was sent up with this order of the house thereon:

" In General Assembly Oct. 12, 1801. Read and referred to Messs. Linsley, Theos. Harrington, Wing, Olcott, and Hinman, to join, state facts &c. together with a remonstrance to said Petition.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk.And the same being read, Ordered, That Mr. Allis join the aforesaid Committee.

A petition from John Ellsworth and others, praying that the Legislature will appoint and authorize a Judicious Committee to survey a County Road to lead from Newbury and extend at least as far as the termination of the road laid from Danville Court house to Greensboro' by the direction of a former statute, was sent up from the house of Representatives with this order thereon :

“In General Assembly Oct. 12, 1801. Read and referred to M" Buel, Mr. Sanderson, Mr Butler, Mr. Veal, (Vail,] & M". Dunbar, to join a Committee from Council, state facts &c.

Attest

JAMES ELLIOT Clerk.And the same being read, Ordered, That Mr. Chamberlain join the aforesaid Committee.

A petition from Daniel Steward and others, praying for an alteration in the Militia law so that the numerous train of Exempts may no longer be excused from Military duty, was sent up with this order of the house thereon, viz.

“In General Assembly Oct. 12, 1801. Read and referred to Mr. Wright, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Hammond, Mr. Elias Keyes, Mr. Rich, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Wait, Mr. Elkins, Mr. Janes, Mr. Hinman and Mr. Beach, to join a Committee from Council to examine the Militia law.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk." The same being read, Ordered, That the Lt. Governor join the aforesaid Committee.

A petition from Ephraim Pelton, praying for a new trial in a certain case against Samuel Boardman, was sent up from the house with this order thereon :

“In General Assembly, Oct. 10, 1801. Read and referred to a Committee of one member from each County, to join a Committee from Council, to state facts &c. Members chosen, Messs. Wright, Henry, Chipman, Strong, Linsley, Niles, B. Harrington, Wing, Farnsworth, Stanley and Dana.

Attest Thos, TOLMAN Clk. pro tem.

And the same being read, Ordered, That Mr. Loomis join the aforesaid Committee.

The petition of John W. Dana and others, relative to the grant of Turnpikes, was sent up with [this] order of the house thereon:

" In General Assembly Oct. 10, 1801. Read and refered to Mr. Wheelock, Mr. Baker, Mr. Spooner, Mr. Chipman, M". Jas Fiske, Mr. Burnham, Mr. Elkins, Mr. Eln. Keyes, Mr. Hinman, M*. Janes and M". Beach to join a Committee from Council.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk." And the same being read, Ordered, That Mr. Miller join the aforesaid Committee. Adjourned to 2 O'clock P. M.

2 O'CLOCK P. M. Resolved, The house of Representatives concurring therein, That the Governor and Council and house of Representatives, in their respective houses, proceed at ten O'clock tomorrow morning to ballot for a person as a Senator to represent this State in the Congress of the United States, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of the hon'ble Elijah Paine Esquire: and, immediately, that both houses convene in joint Committee and compare the proceedings of both houses and declare the person, if any, duly elected; and if no person is elected agreeably to law, to proceed by joint ballot to elect a Senator to represent this State in the Congress of the United States.

The Council adjourned untill 9 O'clock Tomorrow morning.

WEDNESDAY, October 14, 1801, 9 O'clock A. M. The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The resolution passed yesterday, relative to the election of a Senator, was returned from the house nonconcurred. M". Robinson, who brought up said resolution, after stating the reasons of the house for such nonconcurrence, withdrew.

The Governor and Council met the house of Representatives in their room pursuant to adjournment, in joint Committee, for the purpose of compleating the County Elections, and after some progress therein the Committee adjourned untill the opening of the house on Friday morning next, and the Governor and Council returned to their Chamber.

Resolved, The house of Representatives concurring therein, that the Governor and Council and General Assembly, in their respective houses, at two O'clock this afternoon, proceed to ballot for a Senator, to represent this State in the Congress of the United States, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of the hon'ble Elijah Paine. And, immediately thereafter, that both houses shall convene in joint Committee in the Representatives' Room and compare the proceedings of the several houses, and declare the person, if any, duly elected, and if no person shall be elected, to proceed by joint ballot to elect a person as Senator to represent this State in the Congress of the United States, agreeably to law. The above resolution was returned from the house concurred. The following resolution was sent up from the house:

“In General Assembly Oct. 14, 1801. On motion, A Committee consisting of five members, to join such Committee as the Council may appoint, was appointed to take into consideration the act for the support of the Gospel, and report whether any, and, if any, what amendments and alterations thereof may be necessary.

Members Chosen, Mr. Leland, Mr. Jas Fisk, Mr. Lyon, Mr. Butler and Mr. Rich. Extract from the Journals.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT, Clerk.And the same being read, Ordered, That Mr. Galusha and Mr. Marvin join the aforesd. Committee. The following resolution was sent up from the house:

“ In General Assembly Oct. 13, 1801. On motion, a Committee consisting of a member from each County, to join such Committee as the Council may appoint, was appointed to enquire whether any and what alterations and amendments are necessary in the “act defining what shall be deemed and adjudged a legal settlement; and for the support of the poor; for designating the duties and powers of the overseers of the poor, and for the punishment of idle and disorderly persons." Members chosen, Mr. Clark, Mr. Wright, Mr. Spooner, Mr. T. Harrington, Mr. Jas Fisk, Mr. Linsley, Mr. Wing, Mr. B. Harrington, Mr. Stanley, Mr. Pomeroy and Mr. De Forrest. Extract from the Journals.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT, Clerk.And the same being read, Ordered, That Mr. Safford join the aforesaid Committee. The following resolution was sent up from the house:

“In General Assembly Oct. 13, 1801. On motion, A Committee was appointed consisting of a member of each County, to join such Committee as the Council may appoint, to be denominated the Second land tax Committee Members chosen, Mr. Blake, Mr. Jos. Clark, Mr. Crane, Mr. Emmons, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Goodale, Mr. Lyon, Mr. Bliss, Mr. Larabee, Mr. Chapin and Mr. Williams. Extract from the Journals. Att. JAS. ELLIOT, Clerk."

And the same being read, Ordered, That M". Strong do join the aforesaid Committee. The following resolution was sent up from the house:

* In General Assembly Oct. 13, 1801. A Committee was appointed, consisting of one member from each county, to join such Committee as the Council may appoint, to be denominated the Third land Tax Committee. Members Chosen, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Bradley, Mr. Prentiss, Mr. Marsh. Mr. Wheatley, Mr. Wright, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Law, Mr. Stanley, Mr. Dana and Mr. Sheldon. Extract from the Journals.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT, Clerk." And the same being read, Ordered, That M". Robinson join the aforesaid Committee.

Petitions from a large number of the Citizens of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and this State, praying for the repeal of an act Entitled "An act relating to Pine and other timber floating in Connecticut River or lodged on its Shores," passed in the last session, or that relief might be given in the premises, was sent up from the house with this order thereon:

“In General Assembly Oct. 14, 1801. Read and referred to Mr. Chipman, Mr. Shaw, M" David Sheldon, M". Crafts, and M". Law, to join such Committee as the Council may appoint, to take into consideration said petition and the act therein referred to, state facts, and make report. Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk.

The said petition being read, Ordered, That M" Chamberlain do join the aforesaid Committee. Adjourned to 2 O'clock P. M.

2 O'CLOCK P. M. On motion, Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the house of Representatives that the Council are now ready to proceed to ballot for a

Senator to represent this State in the Congress of the United States, agreeably to the concurrent resolution of both houses.

M" Witberell, member of the house of Representatives, informed the Council that the house will proceed to ballot for a Senator in the course of fifteen minutes, and he withdrew.

The fifteen Minutes having expired, on motion, Resolved, That the Council do now proceed to ballot for a Senator agreeably to the concurrent resolution of both houses. And the ballots being taken and examined, The hon'ble William Chamberlin Esquire had a majority of the whole number of Votes, and was declared duly elected on ihe part of the Governor and Council.

Mr. Robinson, member of the house, appeared in the Council Chamber and delivered this message:

"May it please your Excellency, I am directed to acquaint your Excellency and the hon'ble Council That the house of Representatives have compleated on their part, by ballot, the election of a Senator, agreeably to the concurrent resolution of both houses, and are now ready to meet the Governor and Council in joint Committee to compare their different nominations — and he withdrew.

Whereupon, the Governor and Council immediately proceeded to the Representatives' Room, and met that house in joint Committee, when the proceedings of the Council on that subject were read, and, also, the following proceedings of the house of Representatives, viz.

“ In General Assembly Oct. 14, 1801. On motion, Resolved, That this house will now proceed to ballot for a Senator to represent this State in the Congress of the United States, in the room of the hon'ble Elijah Paine Esqr. agreeably to the concurrent resolution of the Governor and Council and General Assembly of this day. The ballots being taken, it appeared that the hon'ble Stephen R. Bradley Esqr. had a majority of all the votes as a Senator in Congress in the room of the hon'ble Elijah Paine Esqr. and [he] was declared duly elected on the part of this house, and, on motion, Mr. Robinson was directed to inform the Governor & Council of this nomination."

It appearing from the above proceedings of both houses that they had not united in the same person, Resolved, That the joint Commitiee do now proceed, by ballot, to elect a person for the purpose aforesaid, and the ballois being taken and examined, The hon'ble Stephen R. Bradley Esquire had a majority of all the Votes of said Committee-When Josiah Edson Esquire, Sheriff of the County of Orange, by public proclamation, declared the said Stephen R. Bradley duly elected a Senator to represent this State in the Congress of the United States, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of the hon'ble Elijah Paine Esquire. The joint Committee then dissolved, and the Governor and Council returned to their Chamber and adjourned untill 9 O'clock Tomorrow morning.

THURSDAY, October 15, 1801, 9 O'clock A. M. The Council met pursuant to adjournment. A bill passed in the house of Representatives Entitled “ An act in addition to an act Entitled 'An act granting the right of making a Turnpike road from Brookfield to Onion River to Elijah Paine, his heirs and Assigns,"” was sent up for revision and concurrence or proposals of amendment, and being read, Resolved, to concur with the house in passing the said bill into a Law.

The Petition of Simeon Riley, praying that all civil prosecutions against him may be suspended for five years, was received from the house with this order thereon :

"In General Assembly Oct. 13, 1801. Read and referred to the Committee on the Petition of Daniel Cameron, to state facts &c.

Attest JAMES ELLIUT Clerk.Resolved, To concur in the said reference.

Mr. Strong, from the Committee appointed on the papers laid before the Council by his Excellency relative to the Grant of a certain gore of land made to James Anderson and Company, reported That, having examined the records of the Governor and Council, they find the following resolution, viz.

“Resolved, That each Proprietor of the Gore of land, granted to James Anderson and Company, ten in number, pay six pounds lawful money granting fee, to be paid by the first day of January next. Manchester Oct. 17, 1782."

Which report was read and accepted, whereupon Resolved, That his Excellency the Governor be and be hereby is advised by Council to issue a charter of said Gore of land in due form agreeably to the return and survey of the Surveyor General.

The hon'ble Royall Tyler Esqr. appeared in the Council Chamber, signified his acceptance of the office of Assistant Judge of the Supreme Court, and the oaths prescribed by law were administered to him by the Governor.

A Petition from Aaron Elliot, praying that an act may be passed, granting to him the exclusive right of manufacturing Crawley and blistered Steel in the State of Vermont, and that he will manufacture thirty Tons per year of as good a quality as any made in the United States, was sent up from the house with this order thereon :

"In General Assembly Oct. 14, 1801. Read and referred to Mr. Watkins, Mr. Ilunt, Mr. Chipman, Mr. Cleaveland, Mr. Rich, Mr. Tarbox, Mr. Hay, Mr. Wing, Mr. Sheldon, Mr. Strong, and Mr. Weatherbee, to join such Committee as the Council shall appoint, to state facts & make report.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT, Clerk." And the same being read, Ordered, That M". White and M" Allis join the aforesaid Committee.

The Petition of Timothy Bartholomew in behalf of the proprietors of Thetford, praying the Legislature to pass an act empowering them to compleat a survey of said township, to make a plan thereof, to vote to each proprietor such share of land as he hath allready pitched not exceeding the quantity to a right, or to any or all the settlers the lots by them taken up by virtue of a purchase from said Proprietors-And in general, to make legal all proceedings of said proprietors which do not appear to be inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this State, and further to empower them to compleat a division of all the lands in said Township to and among the proprietors in proportion to their several shares, either by voting them to the same, or by allowing them to draught or pitch the same, was sent up from the house with this order thereon:

In General Assembly Oct. 14th. 1801. Read and referred to Mr. Wait, M". Shaw, and Mr. Hatch, to join a Committee from Council, to state facts &c.

Attest JAS. ELLIOT Clerk.And the same being read, Ordered, That the Lt Governor join the aforesaid Committee.

A bill, passed in the house of Representatives, Entitled “ An act

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